1997 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1997 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 17 of 17 1997 Toyota 4Runner reviews.

Kyle writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Hidden Rare — Build Quality: Minimal repairs even though I beat the crap out of it. Love the ability to switch between 2 and 4 wheel drive on the fly. Almost 200k on the car now and I expect it to go to 300k. Car Comparisons: It was given to me by my parents and it is a good winter beater or daily driver but she is not a 240sx for sure cant wait to get

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Brian writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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Pros

EVERYTHING, especially the styling and truck-like qualities.

Cons

They don't make them as "truck-like" as they once did.

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4runners Are The Best On And Off-road Vehicles. — I love my 4Runner. It has NEVER let me down in any weather. What a perfect vehicle! It can blow a Jeep away in a heartbeat! And ground clearance.....nothing is better! It's so much FUN to drive. Plus, she gets great gas mileage!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tanner writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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5

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mid sized, good mpg, price, looks

Cons

doesn't have a sports car accelaration

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Nice Car — I think that an suv that gets 23 mpg and i haven't had to do any work. the sound is good with an aftermarket stereo and for $4000 i don't think that there is another car that i would want. I would like it to be 4wd.

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Jeremiah writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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5

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power rear glass

Cons

auto tranny

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Awesome Truck Based Suv Good Handling On And Off W/ Good Visability — I like this ride as a all around get around. Its not to big but its not so small that it has a weeny engine. Mine puts out 200 horses and will tow 5000 lbs. Perfect car for my lovely wife. Around 23 mpg on th h way makes it a alright tripmobile

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T J writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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Pros

its not too big and its perfect for traveling

Cons

well its a 4 cyl so the acceleration isnt all that great

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Best Suv Ever — well, its 10yrs old and it hasnt given me problems, very reliable, perfect for taking your friends, and for grls that like SUV's ;)

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Kassi writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Grill gard, all around dependable SUV

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gas millage

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My Toy — my 1997 Toyota 4 runner. Great SUV, I love it in the snow and not so friendly weather, or just playin in the mudd. 138 thousand and still going strong

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vega4runner writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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foggy rear windows in winter.  

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I Have Had Car For 10 Years. I Still Love It As When I First Bought It! — To me, it is one of those cars that do not de-value in it's likeability. At 106K miles, it still looks cool, rides tough and I feel safe with my family in it. I've only made few repairs and no major problems. I paid $32K in 1997 and feel it was a very good investment.

Owner for 10 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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This car has been evrywher and done everything. Over 420,000 kms on the clock and still going strong. Read More

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1986 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Bad By Christopher

The handling sucked it had no power no off road abilities it was really bad for snow and ice and rain for that matter it was OK for goi to work n back but not much else it had a five speed in it Read More

I Love My Toy. (just Not Rich Enough To Treat It Right) By Sloth

project truck 22re auto on 31's. Warm weater only! (body like swiss cheese) was daily driver but started to fall apart. needs: full front end upgrade (its all shot) brake work (one day they quit wor... Read More

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1987 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love The 4runner ! By Mike

For my use , which is mostly as an off roader and commuter , it's power is enopugh . i don't tow anything bigger than a utility trailer . Off road , it's hard to beat ....the locking hubs and low gear... Read More

I Will Not Sell This Car As Long As I Can Fix It - So Far So Good! By mshields8

This is the only new car I've ever bought because it has been a great drive. When new the only problem was faulty thermostats - once I swithed from Toyota replacements no problems. Head gaskets went... Read More

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1988 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Awesome Trail Rig By namze

Well not sure how it is stock but my setup was great! Decent gas mileage. Not a lot of power but enough to do the job I wanted. Lots of room in the front seats and back seats. Removable back top was g... Read More

Boom! By David

She's pretty great. Came with 250,000 miles on her. Just took the motor apart to change the timing belt and it was clean as a whistle! New owner to anything besides Volkswagen for the most part and ... Read More

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